Technology Center 3600 covers a wide and diverse variety of technologies, including transportation, agriculture, aeronautics, and plant and animal husbandry. It is also the home of work groups focusing on business methods and e-commerce patents, which have seen their allowance rates plummet in the wake of Alice and several other Supreme Court and Federal Circuit cases within the last few years. The average allowance rate in TC 3600 is only 66.1%, which is well below the USPTO average of 72%.

The following firms have the highest allowance rates in TC 3600. They are all based in the United States and have disposed of at least 500 applications in TC 3600 during the 10-year period from 2006-2015. 

10. Osha Liang (80.7%)

9. Fitzpatrick (82.4%)

8. Bracewell (82.6%)

7. Trask Britt (83.8%)

6. Mossman Kumar & Tyler (85.8%)

5. MBHB (87.7%)

4. Keating & Bennett (88.3%)

3. Global IP Counselors (89.3%)

2. Rankin Hill & Clark (89.5%)

1. Carrier Blackman & Associates (91.3%)

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